As most psychics do, I love this time of year. The veil thins during October, culminating on the 31st with All Hallows Eve, when the veil is lifted. This is speaking of the energetic veil between our physical realm, and the Spirit realm. During this time of year, it becomes easier for those who have crossed over to create a connection with our world, and easier for those of us here in physical reality to perceive our connection with Spirit.
So, it’s the perfect time to not only think about ghosts in a fun and spooky way, but to remember the stories that came before us, the people who walked right where we are now, to think about all those lives that inevitably led to ours. I wrote a book on hauntings, “We’re Still Here: The Secret World of Bunker Hill’s Historical Spirits” because this topic is near and dear to my heart and curiosity.
For now, if you’re interested in visiting some spooky sites in honor of Halloween and the thinning of the veil, Boston is the perfect place to do it!
Here are 5 of the most haunted places in Boston you have to experience for yourself:
Most haunted place in Boston #1 – The Omni Parker House
This is one of Boston’s most well-known haunted buildings, with an elevator that makes its own stops on the 3rd floor and has been doing so since an actress died there in 1876. It’s been said the original owner, Harvey Parker, still walks the halls making sure his guests are happy. And people swear they’ve seen Charles Dickens in a mirror there.
Most haunted place in Boston #2- USS Constitution
The USS Constitution is one of the first 6 warships commissioned by Congress in 1794. Also, known as the frigate “Old Ironsides”, the USS Constitution launched in 1797. Over 300 deaths occurred on board the ship and it’s long been rumored for its haunted history. Featured on the show Ghost Hunters proved the stories of apparitions, disembodied footsteps and the noises of the crew still working late into the night, on an empty ship. It is berthed in the Charlestown Navy Yard and currently open to the public for viewing
The most haunted place in Boston #3 – Fort Warren
Built in the 1840’s, this fort sits on George’s Island at the entrance to the Boston Harbor. It’s here that Confederate soldiers and disloyal citizens were imprisoned during the Civil War. The most famous ghost here is called “The Lady in Black” and is said to be Mrs. Lanier, who died when she came to free her husband who had been imprisoned at the fort. They ended up getting caught by a guard who flipped the gun out of her hands, it fired and killed her husband on the spot, and she was later hung for her crime. She’s been sighted many times still walking the grounds in her dark robes.
Most haunted place in Boston #4 – Granary Park Burying Grounds
The third oldest burying ground in Boston, Granary Park was founded in 1660. You’ll recognize some names on the gravestones- Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere are all resting here. It’s said you can still see Revere’s spirit making his midnight ride on the horse. It’s a spooky, somber place with narrow, winding pathways and many paranormal encounters reported here.
Most haunted place in Boston #5 – Warren Tavern
This is part of the fun Spirits of Charlestown Tour that I lead! We navigate through interesting haunts and historical locations, but our tour ends at a very special spot- the historic Warren Tavern. We’ll talk about the extensive paranormal investigations I’ve conducted here, the Tavern’s Boston Tea Party connections and the Masonic Lodge led by Paul Revere. There is so much haunted history to uncover, and afterward you can go inside for a cold Sam Adams and soak up the 1780’s atmosphere (maybe share a pint with a ghost or two!)
Join me on the Spirits of Charlestown Tour this October 2018!
The Spirits of Charlestown Tour is 90-minute fun and spirit filled walking tour through gas lighted streets. Charlestown was settled in the early 1600’s and is one of the most historical and spooky towns in the United States. You’ll hear the history of City Square Park and the spirits who are still hanging out at The Three Cranes Tavern. We’ll walk past John Harvard Mall and up to Bunker Hill Monument, and end at the Historic Warren Tavern. Learn more & buy tickets here. Hope to see you there!
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